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Around Victoria

Audrey’s Amélie

As Amélie the Musical arrives at The Other Palace in Victoria for a 9 week run, actress Audrey Brisson talks about playing the title role.

Vegan London

To celebrate World Vegan Month, here is our round-up of some of the best plant-based food in the capital from afternoon tea to a 10 course dinner.

Westminster’s pubs

Westminster’s pubs have served as the boozy boltholes of MPs and ministers down the ages. Today these historic drinking dens welcome Londoners, tourists and politicians alike.

Historic Lord Mayor

History was made this year when Councillor Ruth Bush donned her robes and chain of office as Westminster’s first ever Labour Lord Mayor.

Passion for bread

It is passion for bread which has kept the wood-fired oven burning at French Poilâne bakers in Elizabeth Street for almost 20 years.

All change at Victoria

Victoria BID has more plans to improve the local area. But they need the support of local businesses and residents to proceed.

Simon says

Simon Birkett is on a mission to clean up London’s air and, as he explains, it is a campaign we all need to get involved in.

Hello sweetie

Strip washes and handling snakes – Joanna Lumley talks about life before fame and her ongoing work for charity.

Transforming Victoria

The Victoria Business Improvement District had a remit to spruce up the area and boost the local economy. Ten years on, has it worked?

Food dinner date

A flurry of new restaurants has opened in Victoria, making the area into one of central London’s hottest dining destinations.

Westminster’s watchman

Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, talks about how the world’s oldest weekly has weathered the decline in printed media and embraced the digital age.

Art of hospitality

The Conrad London St James Hotel is offering a vintage menu to celebrate its owner Hilton’s centenary this year.